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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that cheap. >> with medicare, there is a new push to crack down on fraud and investigate suspicious claims. james miller told us this week about dr. larry bernhardt's that had been making his money by ripping off medicare and billing the government insurance plan for care he did not provide. they showed how easy it is to cheat the system out of millions of dollars. a federal strike force charged 91 people including doctors and nurses with allow bread fraud schemes adding up to $429 million in false billing. the washington bureau reporter joins us at a normal day -- at an alarming rate that is causing taxpayers big time. >> medicare fraud is one of the largest of its kind in medical history. officials from state, local, and federal troops have been -- the health and human services secretary said officials are working on making it harder for crux to submit fraudulent claims. they're looking at a tougher procedures for buyers and suppliers that want to participate. >> fraud not only rob's taxpayers, but also jeopardize the future of the programs that more than 100 million americans depend on
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
admissions will have to pay a penalty. medicare says about 12% of patients are readmitted for problems the likely could of been prevented. as part of the affordable care act, medicare will find hospitals that have too many patients and readmitted within 30 patients out -- 30 days after discharge. medicare is not to hospitals is long overdue and not nearly a stiff enough. on the surface, they seem completely different problems. the skin condition siriasis and type 2 diabetes, but a new study shows there is a link. doctors are taking note. >> i have a spot right there. >> that itchy patch, she has been suffering with it for 16 years. >> it takes a toll on my life daily. i have my good days and my bad days. it is very depressing. >> it is caused by an imbalance in the immune system. it affects 2-4% of the population. patients like brenda have the host of other health issues the need to keep their eye on, including a new one. >> it is an independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke, having obesity, depression, and now they're finding that if you have severe psoriasis, your twice as li
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